The Nature Conservancy

Hawkins: New Nature Conservancy Western Colorado Water Project Manager

Celene Hawkins is the new Western Colorado Water Project Manager for the Colorado Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. In this capacity she coordinates and implements projects with agricultural partners, federal, state, and local governments, and local conservation organizations to help optimize the use of water in western and southwestern Colorado. In addition, she fosters project work that supports water transactions that benefit environmental values while also supporting agriculture and other traditional water uses.


December 11, 2014--Watershed conservation: A solution to global water challenge, reduces pollution in cities (Science)

A recent study shows that practices such as watershed conservation and river bank restoration will help reducing the pollution in many of the cities in the country like Mumbai and Gurgaon, which have the potential to bring down pollution at the source by 10 per cent. It is also considered to be a solution to meet the water demand in future.


November 26, 2014--Five cities where ‘natural infrastructure’ improved the water supply (Next City)

Where does your city’s water come from? The question is simple but, as with food or energy, many of us don’t know the answer. Beyond faucets, pipes and municipal treatment facilities, the average H2O consumer probably isn’t aware of all the rivers and lakes that form her vast watershed.


November 25, 2014--Water war amid Brazil drought leads to fight over puddles (Bloomberg)

Brazil’s Jaguari reservoir has fallen to its lowest level ever, laying bare measurement posts that jut from exposed earth like a line of dominoes. The nation’s two biggest cities are fighting for what little water is left. Sao Paulo state leaders want to tap Jaguari, which feeds Rio de Janeiro’s main source.


November 21, 2014--UC Davis report explores expanding California's water supply (Daily Democrat)

On a day when it seemed California's water troubles were far away, a new study found things are only getting worse. It was raining Thursday with more expected on Friday. But the rains are light and won't contribute much to ending the continuing state drought.


November 18, 2014--Cities should look to nature to bridge investment gap in water sector (The Guardian)

The water sector has always struggled for investment, and each year the gap between dollars being spent and dollars that need to be spent on critical water infrastructure grows. The US, for example, is facing an $84bn funding gap by 2020, and it is estimated to grow to more than $140bn by 2040.


Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy

Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy are working to improve fish habitat and riparian health on the upper and lower Dolores River. Matt Clark, director for the Dolores River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is organizing a project to install a fish passage and improved diversion dam at the Redburn Ranch north of Dolores. Currently, landowners have to build a cobble push-up dam across a wide section of river every year to get enough draw into a nearby diversion that irrigates the pastures. The make-shift dam blocks fish from moving up and down the river and washes out every year at high flows.

September 18, 2014--Local groups rehab Dolores River (Dolores Star)

Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy are working to improve fish habitat and riparian health on the upper and lower Dolores River. Matt Clark, director for the Dolores River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is organizing a project to install a fish passage and improved diversion dam at the Redburn Ranch north of Dolores.


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